The Apartment

Living space

Our T2 apartment comfortably sleeps 6 across 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Rooms and pictures can be found below – Click on the small image to view a larger version.

Open plan Living / Dining / Kitchen

  • Large open plan living space
  • Dining area for 6
  • 2 x Large 3 seater sofas
  • 32” LED TV with UK cable TV
  • WiFi internet access
  • Apple TV – Send iOS / OSX device to TV
  • A selection of books and toys
  • Sliding door access to the balcony
  • Air-conditioning – cools and heats the main living space.

UK TV viewing – We have a box that gets a lot of channels and a Sky HD box if you wish to pair your card (version and box number will be provided post booking). You will not get channels 1-5 or any partner channel (E4, 5* etc) anywhere along the Algarve – or Portugal now. We use an app called FilmOn and using Apple TV from your iOS or OSX device and AirPlay for these channels – A bit jumpy but it works 90% of the time. For instructions on how to do this – Apple Support

Books and toys are quite fluid – We do ask that people borrow and return – sometimes people leave more than they take, often the opposite!

The wooden table easily seats 6 and we have additional dining seating in the garage if needed.

The double doors have external shutters than can be closed to make the room a lot cooler and darker in the heat of the summer. WiFi download speeds do vary – we are in a village not a town – on average the download speed is 5mb – Fast enough to stream TV whilst others are connected also.


Kitchen

  • Pantry and storage room
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Gas hob with extractor fan
  • Electric oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Sliding door access to the balcony

Washing machine and fridge freezer were brand new in September 2014. Other appliances are fully tested and working – We test all appliances annually. Washing machine is really simple and there is an airer in the storage cupboard and plenty of space on the balcony to dry your clothes. Water gets very hot from the tap so remember to mix some cold and the oven takes longer to heat up than UK ovens. Hoover, iron and ironing board etc are found in the pantry and storage room.

There is a bin in the storage cupboard and the outside bins are across the road by the corner of the fence near Alvor Camping. There are no house to house refuse collections in Portugal. Refuse should be disposed of on a daily basis by placing it in one of the many large bins marked “Lixo” or at one of the numerous recycling points dotted around the area, these are known as “Isla Ecologica”.


Master Bedroom

  • King size bed – Luxury English mattress and divan
  • 24″ LED TV
  • AppleTV – Send iOS / OS X device to TV
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • Document safe for passports and cash

Nice and light room but can be made very dark when the shutters are closed. UK sourced king sized mattress and memory foam pillows. We used to hate the beds in holiday apartments so all beds in ours have luxury mattresses for comfort. Lots of wardrobe and drawer space for clothes.

To use the TV in this room you have to go via AppleTV or HDMI lead from your computer.


Ensuite Bathroom

  • WC
  • Bidet
  • Shower over bath
  • Sink and vanity unit

2nd Bedroom

  • 2 x Single beds - Luxury English mattress and divan
  • 2 x Single beds as bunk beds - Luxury mattress and divan
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • Bedside tables
  • Underbed storage

Sleeps 4 with ease. The bunk beds are high quality and full size singles. We have had 6 adults stay before so you can be assured there is room. Lots of wardrobe and drawer space for clothes.


Main Bathroom

  • WC
  • Sink and vanity unit
  • Shower over bath

Outside Space

Balcony

  • 1 x Sun louger
  • Outdoor seating for 4
  • Freestanding charcoal BBQ
  • Outside lighting

The balcony runs the length of the apartment and is big enough for outdoor seating for 4, a BBQ, space for a sun lounger and the clothes airer. The balcony is sunny earlier in the day leaving you with a cool and pleasant temperature to enjoy alfresco dining.

The balcony’s outlook is over the communal pool and gardens and onto farmland with a few buildings in the distance. It is very peaceful and relaxing yet you are only 5 minutes walk from Alvor centre.


Porch

  • Covered porch at the front
  • Bench seating area
  • Nice, quiet and cool
  • Outside lighting

The porch area is nicely shaded throughout the day and has a bench for sitting on. It is also very useful for storing pool inflatables and sandy shoes.


Garage

  • Large lockable garage for strage
  • Golf clubs, buggies, suitcases - all fit in!

The large ground floor garage is the ideal place to store buggies, golf clubs, beach toys etc. There will be a few things in there that we are happy to share. Like the inside toys – We ask guests to replace things if anything breaks and feel free to add to the collection.


Communal Areas

The Pool

  • Shared pool area with pristine gardens and plants
  • Pool has a shallower area for younger children at one end
  • Outdoor shower area
  • Ample sun loungers

The outdoor space is made up of a large swimming pool with a shallow children’s area, a large tiled area and gardens with ample sun loungers and an outdoor shower area for pre or post swim cleansing.

The “pool man” comes weekly so the water is always clean and the gardens tidy and manicured. It really is a pleasant area to spend a day reading, relaxing or playing in the pool.

The trees in the gardens provide shaded areas if needed and in certain parts, the WiFi reaches!